"Is Fintech Just a Buzzword?" Master In Finance Master Class

Where: ESSEC Asia-Pacific Campus, 5 Nepal Park, Buona Vista, Singapore

Restrictions: All ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Listed by: essecasia

The rise of FinTech has changed how companies do business. The traditional way to do business is no longer the only option. FinTech has made it easier to do business through lesser costs which results in huge savings.

In terms of investments, Asia Pacific continues to receive billions of investments every year. China and India are considered as the biggest Fintech networks based on investments, including startups. As for Singapore, FinTech has continued to place itself as an evident leader in the region of Southeast Asia.

FinTech in Singapore has grown spectacularly at a rapid speed, but many are still clueless about it. Come and find out more about FinTech at our Master class.

Event Agenda:

6:45pm - Registration (Light refreshments served)
7:15pm - Master class "Is FinTech Just a Buzzword?" by Pierre Faddoul, Managing Director, Square Associates
8:15pm - Remarks by Prof Xu Peng, Associate Academic Director, Master in Finance, ESSEC Business School
8:30pm - Q&A
9:00pm - Networking

Speaker's Profile

Pierre FADDOUL (MBA)
Managing Director Square Associates

Founder & Managing Director of Square Associates, a Singapore based consultancy specializing in business introductions, capital raising and financial advisory. More than 14 years of relevant investment experience in international financial centers working for recognized international institutions, covering Emerging Markets equities and fixed income.

Based in Asia (Hong Kong then Singapore) for the past 8 years, focusing on high yield, mid and small cap companies operating in the entire Asia-Pacific region in various sectors (financials, industrials, real estate, commodities, consumer etc). Prior to that, based in Boston, London and Paris covering Emerging Market Fixed Income.

Occupied investment positions with Tokio Marine Asset Management as Head of Credit Research, Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management (Deutsche Bank Group) as Head of Credit Research for Asia-Pacific; and prior with Aberdeen Asset Management, BNP Paribas Fortis. Started his career as a junior auditor with PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Frequently cited by the media and invited as speaker for investment conferences
Graduated with an MBA from ESSEC Business School (France), and holder of a Masters in Economics from Universite Paris-II Assas (France)

Program Highlights of ESSEC Master in Finance:

- Ranked #5 Top Masters in Finance by Financial Times World Ranking 2018
- CFA Program Partner
- 100% employability within 6 months of graduation
- 4–6 mth internships at MNCs and International study trips
- Top recruiters of our graduates: Barclays, Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, UBS
- Key sectors: Banking, asset management, investment/hedge funds, brokerage
- Average starting pay: € 62,000

About ESSEC Business School
Ranked #8 business school in Europe by FT, ESSEC’s top-ranked programs provide strong global exposure, professional networks & career outcomes. Students get to study in Singapore & France. Our programs include:

- Master in Management (ranked #4 by FT)
- Master in Finance (ranked #5 by FT)
- Master in Data Sciences & Business Analytics (ranked #4 by QS)
- Adv Master in Strategy & Management of International Business (ranked #4 by QS)
- Executive MBA (ranked #10 best joint EMBA by QS)
- Global MBA (ranked #26 by QS)

Find out more about these programs in our consultation session after the master class.